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Florida Statutes § 395.1041

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“Access to emergency services and care under the public health law”

 (3)(f) The delivery of emergency services may not be based on a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, preexisting medical condition, disability, insurance status, economic status, or ability to pay for medical services unless such factors is medical significant to the provision of appropriate medical care to the patient.

(4) Each hospital must maintain records of all transfers made or received for a period of 5 years. Hospitals must also maintain records of all patients who request emergency care and services for a period of 5 years.

(5)(a) The Agency for Health Care Administration may deny, revoke, or suspend a hospital’s license or impose an administrative fine up to $10,000 per violation if a hospital violates this statute.

(5)(b) Any person who suffers harm as a result of a violation of this statute may commence a lawsuit against a hospital and is entitled to damages and reasonable attorney’s fees if the lawsuit is successful.

(5)(c) Any hospital administrative or medical staff that violates this statute commits a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree.

Related laws:

Florida Statutes § 409.912

Florida Statutes § 409.9128

Florida Statutes § 627.638

Florida Statutes § 641.513

Current as of June 2015